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Seven-Day Challenge To Help Your Child Write Their Very First Story

Team StoryWeavers|May 26, 2021| 46

Stories are everywhere. Almost all of us love reading or listening to stories. However, writing a story is not something that comes naturally to all of us. Even more so for children. But like any other craft, it can be learnt and mastered! Here is a simple seven-step process that will help your child write their very first story. 

Are you curious? Let’s get started. 

Seven-Day Challenge To Help Your Child Write Their First Story

This challenge will help your child come up with their first story. It just gives a child a framework they can use to develop their story. Every child is unique and will probably come up with their own process later – one that works the best for them. 

Parents: Important Things to Remember Before Starting

  • Ask your child to draw if they cannot write yet. 
  • Set a timer for 30 minutes every day when they have to work on their story. 
  • If the child is struggling with spellings, ask them to spell words phonetically. Do not criticise them for their spellings initially. It may hamper their confidence. Once the story is written, proofreading and spell checks can be done. 
  • Praise them for the beautiful story that they have written, even if it consists of mostly pictures or is incoherent. Find something to praise. 
  • Get them a notebook exclusively for writing stories. They can use this notebook to write during quiet time or alone time
  • Encourage your child to read out the story to all the family members during dinner. 

Basic Seven-day Story Writing Challenge For Children

Here is a seven-day story writing framework for children. Encourage your child to work on their story for 30 minutes every day with the help of a timer. Writing is a skill that needs practise and determination. Please remember to praise your child for the efforts every single day. 

Day 1: Describe the first character. The story takes place between two or more characters. The character is a person in the story. Describe the character in your story. Here are some questions that will help you add more details to your character:

  • What is the name of the character?
  • How old is the character?
  • What does the character look like?
  • What kind of person is the character? 
  • Where does the character live?
  • What is special about this character? 

Day 2: Describe the second character. Now that you have written about the first character, write about the second character. Remember that the second character has to be different from the first character. Here are some questions to help you describe your second character: 

  • What is the name of the character?
  • How old is the character?
  • What does the character look like?
  • What kind of person is the character? 
  • How is this character different from the first character? 
  • Where does the character live?
  • What is special about this character? 

Day 3: Why did these two characters meet? People often meet each other for a reason. One of the characters must know the reason. Here are some questions that will help you add more details:

  • Why does this character want to meet another character?
  • Is there anything this character wants to say to another character? 
  • Does the second character know about the first character? Are they meeting for the first time? 

Day 4: Where did these two characters meet? Now that you know who is in the story. Think about where these two characters can meet. People can meet at different places such as the office, school, playground, hotel, etc. Think about your characters and their preferences and then find a place where they are likely to meet. For example: A character that likes football can meet another character at a football practice. Here are some questions that will help you out:

  • Does your character like this place? 
  • How did the first character decide the place to meet?
  • What does this place look like? Sound like? Feel like? 
  • What time are the characters meeting? 
  • Who all is there at this place? Is it empty? 

Day 5: What happened when these two characters met? The story happens when two characters interact with each other. They say or do something to each other. Think about your characters, things that make them special and then think about what all they can talk to each other about. Here are some questions to help you add details to your story:

  • Do these characters like each other? 
  • Are the characters having a friendly conversation, or they are discussing something?
  • What exactly are the characters talking about?
  • Are the characters solving a problem?
  • Which problem are the characters solving? Is it solved after talking? 
  • What happens after the characters solve a problem? 

Day 6: Write a draft. Now that you have all the different parts of your story ready, put it all together as a draft. Ensure that all the details are mentioned in the draft. 

Day 7: Check spellings and grammar. Publish the story. You can ask your parents or an elder sibling to do the spell check. Present the story to everyone in the family at dinnertime. 

Parents should ensure that every story is presented to the family members and rewarded with ample attention. This can boost the child’s confidence in trying harder to get better at storytelling. Not all children will find it easy to write stories. In that case, encourage children to draw and create picture books. Storytelling is a skill that needs lots of practice. Do this challenge with your child to make it even more interesting.  

Have you tried any such writing challenge before? Are you excited to see the stories that your child will write at the end of the week? Let us know in the comments section. 

Update: Do share your stories in the comments below.

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Mekhala Joshi

“Me-kha-la!” That happens at least once when she introduces herself to new people. She’s the only ‘Mekhala’ she knows, and she takes a bit of pride in that. She is a quintessential introvert. Mekhala loves tea but cannot make a good cup of tea and often ends up having coffee. She claims that she takes all adjectives as compliments unless specified otherwise. Mekhala is an organizational psychologist and psychometrician. She was a class teacher of 36 adorable girls for two years, grade 2 & 3, as a part of Teach For India Fellowship. And has worked as an independent consultant for a couple of years.

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Debanjan Sarkar

May 27, 2021

I participate this concept


Aahira hasnani

May 27, 2021

Good


Mihir Salil Phatak

May 27, 2021

I’m interested sir


Shital

May 27, 2021

Nice challenge


MAYURIKA SAHA

May 27, 2021

One two children go home with a gift. The two children name is Rohit & Nisha.They are friends.On this Nisha’s father birthday. Before go home they go shop for gift. Rohit go Nisha’s father home. The they surprise her father. SURPRISE!🎉🎂🎈🎁


Amulya

May 27, 2021

Yes 🥰


Bhubaneswari Swain

May 27, 2021

Wow amazing ….Am so happy ,this help my baby a lot to write her imagination in paper and describe what he thinks about …..THANK U


Aditya Mishra

May 27, 2021

My son has started drawing the comic story.


Srishti Aind

May 27, 2021

Very interesting.


Paras Ravi Langeh

May 27, 2021

I m interested


Srinesh

May 27, 2021

Amazing!! My boy having interest on story by drawing.. But I will try to write..


Aarush Anand

May 28, 2021

Good


vanshika Agarwal

May 28, 2021

Mam I daily write a story but कभी कभी मै किसी के बारे में लिख लेति हु when I do not have any idea to write a story🙂📝📖📃📄✏️


Samidh Deshmukh

May 28, 2021

I want participate


Atharva Gurung

May 28, 2021

Nice challange😄
Usefull for kids as well as parents too


Prokriti Talukdar

May 28, 2021

I do not have any idea to write a story .but this concept is good .


MAYURIKA SAHA

May 28, 2021

Story – First Time Meet
Rohit and Nisha. Rohit age – 13 and Nisha age -8. They are small detective. Rohit face like Sherlock Home and Nisha face like Kalpana Clawala. Rohit go a shop there is Nisha find friends for her. Rohit go there and say can you try to find frinds? So l will. your friend happy said Rohit. Nisha Say Yes You are my Huuray.


Aaradhy Sangwa

May 28, 2021

I am also interested .very nice concept


Aaradhy Sangwa

May 28, 2021

That amazing .i want to write a story based on a shopkeeper


Mera fathima. M

May 28, 2021

This is a good program to improve child laugauge skills


Mera fathima. M

May 28, 2021

Good challenge


Mera fathima. M

May 28, 2021

A wonderful program


Gamana Sri konala

May 28, 2021

Started writing story by drawing the characters with emotions


Netaji Jagtap

May 28, 2021

This is good concepts for children imagination growth and thinking.


Ramandeep Kaur

May 28, 2021

I have idea how to write. Plz write with a sample


Hemant B Lamba

May 29, 2021

Love the concept. Will encourage and assist Nakul in this project.


Sam Naresh Paul

May 29, 2021

I will work it


Sukriti Chakraborty

May 29, 2021

I want to participate my daughter in this story writing challenge

I need help


Lavanya Sharma

May 29, 2021

Once upon a time there was one little girl name Lavanya she doesn’t have interest in studies then his father buy byjus for her. Then when she started seeing byjus stories , play games of it she likes to study and now she will study hard to be topper in class.
Thank you Byjus team


Waibhavi agarwal

May 29, 2021

I want to participate


Priti

May 29, 2021

I want study byjus our standard is 1st


Rishit

May 29, 2021

I am interested


Neelakandan

May 29, 2021

My child is interesting to participate.


ANIMITA RAUT

May 29, 2021

Dear Madam,
I completed my story but I don’t know where to submit it, please guide me.
Thank you


Shivaditi s

May 30, 2021

Good challenge .👍..


Aaradhy Sangwa

May 31, 2021

Nice challenge


Manav S Kulkarni

May 31, 2021

Completed story, but where to submit the same?


Yuvti

June 1, 2021

I have participated in the writing challenge. I have written a story of Obedience.


Uday Harish kale

June 2, 2021

Byjus is a big educational company. I love learning


Mithil M

June 2, 2021

Ya but seven days is less for my son I feel.


Vinu Thomas

June 2, 2021

👌


Muhammad Aayan Aamer

June 5, 2021

Yes I would like to participate in this story challenge


SUSHIL SHAW

June 8, 2021

I am participate.


Demira Mehra

June 13, 2021

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One day me and my dad went back in time to see dinosaurs.We went up to a volcano and I got to close to the edge so dad said ‘ don’t do that again you scared me ‘ I said okay. The lava was coming up and I slipped into it. A pack of raptors came towards him. He had no time to be sad and slides down the volcano. He finds a small cave. Sits down sadly and starts talking to himself. He says to himself. ‘ I could stay here all day and be sad but if demi was alive she would want me to go home. So he goes back and there waiting for him was me.! He took me home and we talked a lot. Then he asked how I was alive !? I said thanks to blue, aqua, coblat ,neon evergreen and raya. Raya the t rex blue ,cobalt, aqua and neon were raptors and evergreen was a brontsaurs. Evergreen grabed me by my shoe and made holes in the them to grab me. The raptors lived in a big but not thick jungle they had small little mud shelters they would live in. I made my shelf a tree house with a bed, kitchen and bathroom. We built 2 sheds for Raya and Evergreen. We were living happily until the spineasaurous knocked of rocks from the mountain the roof was safe and the rock went around the tree house forming a perfect waterfall so I made a pipe and made a water fall with a small pond. And a hot springs. Then one day when I was riding raya. And found a big white with blue strips thingy. It was someone’s house!. We went inside and saw a scientist inside. I asked ‘hey ! I need to go to 2021 can you help me.?’ ‘ Oh! Me yes yes I can but I need multi multi multi It’s multiplication I said ‘Yes what you said I don’t know how to do it ‘ what answers do you need?’ ‘Oh ummmmmm ummm aha! 5×4 5×6 7×2 and 2×8’ ‘okay hmm write 20 for the first one’ ‘how?’ he inturupted ‘you know how to plus right do 5+5 which is 10+5 which is fifteen then 5 more which is twenty. So when it said 5 times 4 it means plus 5 4 times.’ Then 30 then 14 and then 16. ‘It worked! we can go to 2021 now thank you but how did you do this?.’ ‘Let’s just say byju’s is best ‘ ‘and that is how i got here dad.’wow so byju’s helped You?.’ ‘ Yes more than needed.


tintu elsa

June 15, 2021

It was really useful. It helped me to guide Jonath in creating a story and write it.


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June 17, 2021

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